Super Tuscan

Podere Forte Petruccino 2018

  • 2018
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 15%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
100% Sangiovese
Winery
Podere Forte
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
  • Organic
  • Boutique
92 AVG
Cellar for up to 15 years. Decant for 2 hours.

Bright ruby in colour, the nose gives ripe cherry, blackberry, jam, some floral notes and hints of oaky vanilla. The flavours are intense with black fruit jam, cherries and blackcurrant, a touch of buttery vanilla and a delicate floral note coming through. High alcohol balances well with crisp acidity and silky, well integrated tannins. The finish is long with spice and minerality at the end.

Great food matches include game, roast beef, sausages, and cheese.

Fermentation in oak vats lasts for 10-14 days. Maturation in French oak barriques for 14 months followed by 8 months in bottle ensures the very best from the wine. This wine is viewed as a premier cru and it is clear to see why.

Podere Forte has been said to have an “obsessive attention to detail” – but they see it as respecting nature’s gifts. The organic and biodynamic processes are testament to this attention to detail, with an overriding view that the minimum intervention in the growing and fermentation processes leads to the best wines. Although there is some disagreement about biodynamic and organic statuses, the underlying care and prosperity of the vineyard and its terroir are improved immeasurably by the care with which the winery displays in its winemaking. The resulting wines show that the minimal contact and interference ensures fantastic quality wines with unique characteristics.
 
Description
Cellar for up to 15 years. Decant for 2 hours.

Bright ruby in colour, the nose gives ripe cherry, blackberry, jam, some floral notes and hints of oaky vanilla. The flavours are intense with black fruit jam, cherries and blackcurrant, a touch of buttery vanilla and a delicate floral note coming through. High alcohol balances well with crisp acidity and silky, well integrated tannins. The finish is long with spice and minerality at the end.

Great food matches include game, roast beef, sausages, and cheese.

Fermentation in oak vats lasts for 10-14 days. Maturation in French oak barriques for 14 months followed by 8 months in bottle ensures the very best from the wine. This wine is viewed as a premier cru and it is clear to see why.

Podere Forte has been said to have an “obsessive attention to detail” – but they see it as respecting nature’s gifts. The organic and biodynamic processes are testament to this attention to detail, with an overriding view that the minimum intervention in the growing and fermentation processes leads to the best wines. Although there is some disagreement about biodynamic and organic statuses, the underlying care and prosperity of the vineyard and its terroir are improved immeasurably by the care with which the winery displays in its winemaking. The resulting wines show that the minimal contact and interference ensures fantastic quality wines with unique characteristics.
  • UPS Express Shipping option available at the checkout
  • Add gift options at the checkout
 
More from this winery
Podere Forte Guardiavigna 2016
Podere Forte Guardiavigna 2016
  • 2016
  • Red
  • 15%
Vintage
2016
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15%
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Grapes
100% Cabernet Franc
Winery
Podere Forte
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
95 AVG
More from this region
Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalchino 2017
Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalchino 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Sangiovese
Grapes
Sangiovese
Winery
Canalicchio di Sopra
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
92 AVG
Sassetti Livio Pertimali Rosso di Montalcino 2019
Sassetti Livio Pertimali Rosso di Montalcino 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Sangiovese
Grapes
Sangiovese
Winery
Sassetti Livio Pertimali
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
92 AVG
Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2019
Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Winery
Tua Rita
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
96 AVG
Cipriana San Martino Bolgheri Superiore 2018
Cipriana San Martino Bolgheri Superiore 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot
Winery
Cipriana
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
97 AVG
Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno di Arcanum 2019
Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno di Arcanum 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 15%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
51% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
Winery
Tenuta di Arceno
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
93 AVG
Antinori La Braccesca Bramasole Cortona Syrah 2019
Antinori La Braccesca Bramasole Cortona Syrah 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Syrah
Grapes
Syrah
Winery
Antinori
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
93 AVG
Rocca di Frassinello Ornello 2018
Rocca di Frassinello Ornello 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Merlot
Winery
Castellare di Castellina
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
92 AVG
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2017
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Brunello
Grapes
Sangiovese
Winery
Canalicchio di Sopra
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
95 AVG
Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio Valente 2017
Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio Valente 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Sangiovese
Grapes
Sangiovese
Winery
Fattoria Le Pupille
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
94 AVG
Avignonesi Nobile de Montepulciano Oceano 2016
Avignonesi Nobile de Montepulciano Oceano 2016
  • 2016
  • Red
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2016
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Sangiovese
Grapes
Sangiovese
Winery
Avignonesi
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
94 AVG
More from this varietal
Tenuta di Arceno Arcanum 2016
Tenuta di Arceno Arcanum 2016
  • 2016
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2016
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery
Tenuta di Arceno
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
96 AVG
Tenuta di Trinoro Le Cupole 2020
Tenuta di Trinoro Le Cupole 2020
  • 2020
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2020
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Winery
Vini Franchetti
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
93 AVG
Felsina Castello di Farnetella Poggio Granoni 2016
Felsina Castello di Farnetella Poggio Granoni 2016
  • 2016
  • Red
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2016
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
Winery
Felsina
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
92 AVG
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2018
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Sangiovese
Winery
Isole e Olena
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
96 AVG
Grattamacco L'Alberello Bolgheri Superiore 2017
Grattamacco L'Alberello Bolgheri Superiore 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
70% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Cabernet Franc 5% Petit Verdot
Winery
Grattamacco
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
95 AVG
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Sangiovese
Winery
Isole e Olena
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
96 AVG
Capannelle Solare 2015
Capannelle Solare 2015
  • 2015
  • Red
  • 13%
Vintage
2015
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera
Winery
Capannelle
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
93 AVG
Querciabella Camartina 2017
Querciabella Camartina 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
Winery
Querciabella
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
95 AVG
Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove 2020
Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove 2020
  • 2020
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2020
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Winery
Ornellaia
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
94 AVG
Castello di Volpaia Balifico 2018
Castello di Volpaia Balifico 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Winery
Castello di Volpaia
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
93 AVG